On The Blog

News, tutorials and case-studies from the OpenFaaS team.

  • Introducing OpenFaaS Cloud with GitLab

    Cloud Cicd Gitops

    In this post, I’ll walk you through how to provision your own OpenFaaS Cloud connected to a self-hosted GitLab instance, so that you can run your Serverless functions and stateless microservices on any private or public cloud.

    Alex Ellis

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  • Process Google Forms Responses with OpenFaaS

    Productivity C# Dotnet Tutorial Examples

    In this post, I’ll walk you through to use OpenFaaS and dotnet / C# to get notified on Slack every time that someone fills out your Google Form.

    Burton Rheutan

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  • How to build a Serverless Single Page App

    End-user Single-page-app Tutorial Kubernetes Openfaas-cloud

    Whatever the term “Serverless” means for you, it is very much here. You may be wondering where that leaves you when you need to build and ship a Single Page App for a customer, a client or for an internal project.

    Alex Ellis

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  • FaaS comes to Fargate: OpenFaaS with AWS Fargate

    Fargate Automation Tutorial

    How to run OpenFaaS on AWS Fargate with economical, auto-scaling containers. A low friction AWS native deployment using VPCs, ECS, security groups, ALBs, AWS Secrets Manager and AWS Route 53 for DNS, load-balancing and service discovery.

    Edward Wilde

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  • How to resize your images on-the-fly with OpenFaaS

    End-user Node Tutorial

    I’d like to introduce you to Tarun from Iconscout who is our guest-writer for today’s end-user blog post. Tarun will guide us through how to resize images on the fly with OpenFaaS.

    Alex Ellis

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  • Ride the Serverless Wave with DigitalOcean's One-click Droplet

    Developer-experience Swarm Python Tutorial Infrastructure Digitalocean

    Last August I wrote a post showing how you could set up OpenFaaS on DigitalOcean with Kubernetes or Docker Swarm in 5 minutes. This week saw the culmination of a collaboration between DigitalOcean and the OpenFaaS community, which resulted in the general availability of an OpenFaaS one-click Droplet image. This makes it even easier to deploy OpenFaaS in the most cost-effective way with DigitalOcean.

    Richard Gee

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  • How to split large Python Functions across multiple files

    Python Coding Examples

    As a core contributor to OpenFaaS, you’ll find me in the OpenFaaS Slack hanging out and ready to help new users and contributors. You can join the community here. This was post inspired by a question from a new user who had just joined the community. He asked:

    Lucas Roesler

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  • Unifying Secrets for OpenFaaS

    Kubernetes Swarm Developer-experience Security

    Today I want to tell you about a new feature released in OpenFaaS that unifies the experience of working with secrets. We introduced the ability to manage secrets in one consistent way whether you are using Kubernetes, Swarm or Nomad. The changes we made to the REST API and CLI simplify the amount of commands you need to learn and remember to manage confidential data used by your functions.

    Alex Ellis

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  • Introducing the Template Store for OpenFaaS

    Kubernetes Swarm Templates Developer-experience

    I would like to introduce you to the new Template Store feature which has been developed in the community to make it even easier to discover and share custom function templates for your serverless functions. We’ll look at how serverless platforms such as AWS Lambda package functions in zip files along with some of the pros and cons. We’ll then take a quick look at how OpenFaaS packages functions using the Docker/OCI image format and learn how to discover custom function templates using the new template store feature.

    Alex Ellis

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  • Introducing stateless microservices for OpenFaaS

    Kubernetes Swarm Microservices

    I want to share some news with you. We’ve merged and released support for stateless microservices in OpenFaaS 0.9.0. This means you can now take advantage of the simple, but powerful developer experience of OpenFaaS as a single pane of glass to manage your FaaS functions and microservices. The whole experience is included from the CLI, to the Prometheus metrics to the built-in auto-scaling. Even scaling to zero is supported. I’ll walk you through deploying a Ruby and Sinatra guestbook backed by MySQL deployed to OpenFaaS with Kubernetes.

    Alex Ellis

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